A lodge filled with armed and untrustworthy people is a breeding ground for violence as we see in the new trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.
The film is set some years after the Civil War in Wyoming and follows Kurt Russell’s character John Ruth, a hangman, and Jennifer Jason Leigh’s Daisy Domergue, a prisoner, as they’re forced to take shelter at a haberdashery located on a mountain pass during a blizzard. While there, they’re joined by 6 other figures and the storm may not end up being the most dangerous obstacle during their travel.
Watch the trailer and read a the official description of the film, per The Weinstein Company, below:
In THE HATEFUL EIGHT, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob (Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…
While we don’t understand why John Ruth yells out Daisy’s bounty into a room filled with people who don’t need to know (which presumably would have helped keep the drama to a minimum), hopefully it’s for a good reason.
The Hateful Eight will be released on December 25, 2015 in 70mm and everywhere on January 8, 2016.
Photo Credit: The Weinstein Company